How many times, when buying radish you were throwing out the radish leaves? It happened to me too many times. Lately, I saw somewhere an idea to make pesto out from the leaves. I tried – pesto has nice, a bit bitter taste – of course, it tastes different than the one made from basil leaves. But it’s also very good, really green and healthy.
They say it containes a lot of iron, vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, as well as glucosinolates with anti-cancer effect.
- bunch of radish leaves
- few walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds
- 50 g pecorino romano cheese
- few coriander sprigs
- 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
- salt, pepper to taste
Nuts and seeds fry on a dry frypan.
All the ingredients insert in a cup of a blender. Blend it until you get the right consistency. Try and season if need, also you can add more olive oil.
Trick: to make your pesto stay longer, please keep it in a sealed jar. Cover pesto with olive oil, so no air gets it, and it will stay fresh.
What’s your idea of zero-waste cooking? Let me know in a comment below.